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the u.s. national security agency is collecting billions of records of mobile phone locations from around the world every day. it is provided by edward snowden. we explain how a horrible phone can be turned into a tracking device. >> wherever you are in the world, as soon as you switch on your mobile phone, it tries to connect to the mobile network at the closest tower. when it does, your phone number is logged by the network, along with the tower you connected to, which means your location. if you're on the move, anyone with access to this information can track your route. the latest revelations suggest the n.s.a. is doing much more than just tracking individual suspects. by gathering and processing around 5 billion records each day, it is able to see which individuals are meeting or tracking together. >> you might be connected to a tower along with 100 other people. you move down the street and automatically you, fuel find connects to the next closest tower. let's say 20 of the 100 are moving the same direction you. move further down the road and say just five of the original 100
phone with their permission on a special app. new reports say the national security agency is running a massive program to track the location of hundreds of millions of cell phones around the world. the nsa collects nearly 5 billion location records a day, almost 58,000 records of call information and other data per expect second. the nsa does it, the post reports, to find unknown associates of people it's targeting for surveillance. >> let's say they're interested in tracking somebody here by the red dot. as that person moves around a path, a certain number of people are going to be following the same general direction. as they move, fewer and fewer people are going down the same exact path. and say fewer people are there and by the time they get to one other location, there's only one person who has been travelng the same path, the green dot right there. >> and they can track when two people arrive at the same location from different directions more than once. cell phones are always emitting location signals, even when you're not making calls and even when your phone is not turned o
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